Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester

Peter Gaunt is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester and is the current president and past chairman of The Cromwell Association. He has researched, published and lectured widely on England and Britain in the seventeenth century, especially on the 1640s and 1650s. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including mainly military histories of the civil war in Wales, in England and Wales and n Britain and Ireland as a whole and of two (different) biographies of Oliver Cromwell. With Barry Coward, he is the co-author of the recent new edition of The Stuart Age, and with Roger Lockyer of the recent new edition of Tudor and Stuart Britain. He lives in north Cheshire.

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The origins and causes of the British civil wars have been the source of debate among historians.

Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Talks, Teachers

The regicide was followed by a period of political upheaval and constitutional change.

1649, 1660, Academic, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Talks, Teachers

How were the British Civil Wars fought and why did they end with the Royalist defeat and the execution of the King?

1642, 1649, Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Second Civil War, Talks, Teachers

What were the origins of the British Civil Wars?

1642, Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Talks, Teachers